B.S., University of Georgia: Animal Science
M.S., University of Florida: Agronomy, Forage Management
Ph.D., Virginia Tech: Animal Science: Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Description of Extension and Research Interests
The focus of my programs is beef cattle nutrition and management. My goal is to teach 1) producers to understand the changing needs of their herd through the different stages of production 2) maximize their cheapest source of nutrients, forages, and 3) develop an economical supplementation strategy when needed.
My effort is to help producers improve production and efficiency in their herd, but also to explore other opportunities in the beef cattle industry such as preconditioning/backgrounding, stockering, and retained ownership.